2004 - 2006 Cohort
Alison received her MPH from Boston University. She completed her Fellowship at the Dane County Health Department where she focused on physical activity and nutrition interventions. Alison’s experience as a Fellow helped her decide to purse a PhD with a strong research focus. She later earned a PhD in Nutrition and Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Post Fellowship: Alison is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky, where she conducts research on the food environment as a determinant of diet and weight among rural and geographically isolated communities. She is the Primary Investigator on one United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant and a Co-Investigator on a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant.
Ben received his MPH with a concentration in epidemiology and biostatistics form Drexel University in Philadelphia. During Ben’s Fellowship, he was placed at the Milwaukee Health Department where he worked with the Division Manager from each department. Some of the projects Ben was involved with during his time there included creating Data Briefs on topics such as teen pregnancy, infant mortality, and tobacco. Ben also worked with the Milwaukee Health Department Lab developing a poster presentation that he presented at the Association of Public Health Laboratories Annual Conference. In addition, he assisted on communicable disease outbreak investigations and led the implementation of a door-to-door diabetes screening and intervention project. Preceptors: Dr. Vivien Chen and Dr. Capri-Mara Fillmore.
Post Fellowship: Ben is the Public Health Officer for Waukesha County.